Kraft Velveeta Shells and Cheese Bites #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias

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I am Snack Mom this week.  After four years of being Snack Mom at least twice a year, I have come to the realization that I am lucky.  Lucky to have two kids who are {thank goodness!}, not very picky!  Although Millie’s appetite changes from week to week, I can pretty much count on them liking pretty much whatever I put in front of them.

Other kids though?  Not so much.  Some of the stuff I’ve sent in {that I thought were home run ideas as Snack Mom!} have totally bombed!  So when I decided to make my Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites for Millie’s class, I crossed my fingers.  A hit!

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

These little puppies are good hot, or cold, and because they are made with Original Kraft Shells and Cheese {which almost all kids like!} they were the perfect bite-sized snack for a class of 2 year olds.  They also work well for picnics, potlucks and baby showers….again, because they are still yummy even as they cool off!

They are super easy to make, and if you use the little muffin tins, they make a bunch of bite-sized portions.  I usually mix it up and make some little ones, and then a few big ones {using a regular size muffin tin}, which are good for school lunches too.

First off, gather your ingredients.  Pop over to your local Walmart to find the Kraft Shells and Cheese on the pasta and macaroni and cheese aisle. You’ll also need a heaping cup of shredded cheese {I used a mexi blend}, 1/4 cup of bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of grated Parmesean, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 egg yolk, and salt/pepper to taste.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

Then, cook the pasta according to the package directions.  In a separate saucepan, mix the Velveeta cheese, all of the shredded cheese, half of the parmesan cheese, milk, and the egg yolk.  Whisk together until all are melted together and smooth.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

Pour the Velveeta mixture over the pasta shells and combine.  Meanwhile, spray your muffin tins with PAM and sprinkle some of the breadcrumbs on the inside….dump any excess out.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

Spoon your shells and cheese mixture into each muffin tin, until about 2/3 full.  Pack it in there pretty tight, and they’ll stay together better.  Sprinkle some shredded cheese, parmesan cheese and bread crumbs on top.  Bake at 375 for about 15 minutes.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

 Then, let sit in the muffin tin for at least 10 minutes longer.  The longer you can let it sit, the more solidified the bites will be.

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Bites Recipe #CookinComfort #CollectiveBias #shop

I modified this recipe from the mac and cheese bite recipe that I found here.

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  1. I love these little bites! Perfect for kids or a party appetizer! #client

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